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Access to food in Bolton

Abstract

This report describes a research study, commissioned by Bolton’s Food Poverty Strategic Partnership, aiming to understand local patterns of access to food as part of a healthy lifestyle. The approach and findings of the study will be verified and developed further by the Partnership and used to target resources and services to areas of greatest need and with maximum impact.
Access to food is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. National studies, supported by local knowledge, suggest that access to food is increasingly becoming a problem for some residents. In this report, our definition of access to food incorporates cooking skills, kitchen facilities, access to food retailers and affordability, with each element having the potential to affect a person’s access to food.
Bolton Council’s Public Health Department has collated national and local data to assess the level of access to food in the borough. The results of this paper should be viewed as an indication of the level of access to food in Bolton as, to our knowledge, this is the first time this type of analysis has been attempted at local authority level. The research will be verified and developed further by Bolton’s Food Poverty Strategic Partnership and used to target services towards those in need.

Information Type

Report

Geographical Level

Sub-Bolton

Population Level

Adults

Source

Bolton Council

Keywords

food, food poverty

Status

Current
AttachmentSize
Access to food V4 9.11.16.pdf1.09 MB

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